Arts & Culture

Five African novels to read in 2022

About one in four Americans watched Netflix’s Squid Game in 2021, which is remarkable because the Korean reality…

“Complexity” is the Tip of the Melting Iceberg

FX’s Reservation Dogs, nominated earlier this week for a Golden Globe award for Best Musical/Comedy…

Linguistic Identity & Hollywood: Hoping Spielberg and Sorkin got the Latinx accents Right

Two films were released today that bring to light stories that represent the Latino/x community…

Fashion Brand, Where Are You From?

A few weeks ago, one of my friends who were preparing for his own modern…

Fufu Sundays

My love for cultures was spun by my love of asking lots of questions and…

Homecooked: Persian Food Traditions For Health

American-born Iranians from my generation understand a few things as fact: We are expected to…

THE SILVER IN OUR LININGS

Long ago in a distant world, life used to be so normal that an abnormal…

When “Give Me Liberty” Means “Give Me Death”: The Crazy Rich Asians Perspective on COVID-19

In the (amazing and perfect) movie Crazy Rich Asians, the haughty matriarch Eleanor Young declares,…

Midnight

I just finished viewing a documentary about dark-skinned Black females, women with melanin magic, women…

October is “Celebrating the Bilingual Child Month”

My four-year-old daughter, Xun — her name means wind in Chinese — started attending the…

The Cultural Legacy of “Negrita”

J.Lo is not Black nor does she claim that identity when she uses the term…

The Gentrification of Thrifting

It’s the first day of middle school. I’ve tied my locs into a half up…

Why Fiddling is the Perfect Hobby During Quarantine

During these days of pandemic uncertainty, many Americans have taken up all sorts of new…

Heritage Month: Translations Of One Humanity Beyond October

As immigrants in this country, many face hard realities like leaving our home countries due…

What It Means to “Trust the Body” in The Time of Trump

“Facts matter” flashes across screens constantly as an important contrast to the swirl of misinformation…